Mizzou International Composers Festival turns five

Zhou Long, a guest composer at the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival, won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011 for his opera Madame White Snake.

Zhou Long, a guest composer at the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival, won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011 for his opera Madame White Snake.

The fifth annual Mizzou International Composers Festival is being held this week, with concerts on Thursday, July 24; Friday, July 25; and Saturday, July 26 at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune‘s Aarik Danielsen previewed the festival with a feature story on Sunday, July 20, plus interviews with guest composer Nico Muhly and resident composer Nicholas Omiccioli.

On Thursday, July 24, the Columbia Missourian published a preview story about the festival, and VOX magazine, which is distributed with the Missourian every Thursday, profiled three of this year’s resident composers.

Then on Friday, July 25, the MICF was featured on the morning newscast of Columbia’s local NBC affiliate KOMU.

Also in Columbia, Stefan Freund – Mizzou professor, co-artistic director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, and cellist with the festival’s resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound – appeared on KBIA’s “Radio Friends with Paul Pepper” to talk about the festival. You can see and hear that conversation in the embedded video below.

St. Louis magazine also previewed the MICF, interviewing Muhly and his fellow guest composer, Pulitzer Prize winner Zhou Long (pictured) of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.

The Mizzou International Composers Festival is part of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, an array of programs intended to position the the University of Missouri’s School of Music as a leading center for music composition and new music. The programs of the Mizzou New Music Initiative are made possible through the support of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

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Wednesday
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July 2014